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White Doves at Morning
White Doves at Morning
Author: James Lee Burke
For years, critics have acclaimed the power of James Lee Burke's writing, the luminosity of his prose, the psychological complexity of his characters, the richness of his landscapes. Over the course of twenty novels and one collection of short stories, he has developed a loyal and dedicated following among both critics and general readers. H...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743244718
ISBN-10: 0743244710
Publication Date: 11/1/2002
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is NOT a Dave Robicheaux novel, it is a "riveting evocation of the Civil War, drawn from the true family history" of James Lee Burke. This book dispels any possible doubt that he is a very fine writer, beyond the genre of "detective fiction." As the Washington Post says: "Violent, lyrical, and engrossing....The man has a touch of the poet in him."
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Very good read. I couldn't wait to get back when I had to put it down. Written a little like "Papa H" with all the adjectives but still very enjoyable. Love this era. Mary Lee C.
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If you enjoy Civil War history this is a good book. It jumped from time to time and sometimes it was hard to keep up with, but I would recommend it.
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"White Doves at the Morning" is a very colorful work of historical fiction about the Civil War. The characters are wonderful and I continuually wanted to know what would happen next. The main setting is New Iberia, Louisiana with action taking place in other war ravished regions as well. Characters include a plantation owner, slaves, the plantation owners black daughter, madams, soldiers, as well as good and bad men and women throughout. The story moves into what happened to the town and the towns people during and post war and realisticly depicts the slow recovery of the area. The author is highly discriptive of the area including vision and smell in great detail. This is a truely memorable novel.
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James Burke's writing is vivid and takes you to a place you've never been and leaves you there long after the book is read..the civil war
comes alive from the viewpoint of a woman slave and takes us thru
the war and the reconstruction.